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Aquatic Group Exercise

Why choose Water Exercise?

The water’s unique properties allow the pool to provide an environment for people of all abilities.  Buoyancy creates a reduced impact exercise alternative that is easy on the joints, while the water’s resistance challenges the muscles.  Water lends itself to a well-balanced workout that improves all major components of physical fitness -- aerobic training, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition.

Water aerobics is often considered a low-intensity workout program appropriate only for pregnant women or the elderly. However, water aerobics actually offers multiple benefits for any fitness level. Water aerobics classes come in a variety of formats.

Low Impact

Exercising in water makes you feel about 90 percent lighter, reports the American Council on Exercise. When you jump or run in the water, your body does not experience the same impact that these moves cause on land. This makes water aerobics an ideal activity for those with arthritis, back problems, foot or leg injuries, and knee conditions. Pregnant women and the obese also benefit from the reduced impact.

Calorie Burn

Expect to burn between 400 and 500 calories per hour in a water aerobics class. The actual amount you burn will depend on your size, the intensity of your movements, as well as water temperature and depth. In general, faster movements incorporating the upper and lower body in deep water elicit the greatest calorie burn.

Strength

When exercising in water, you work against 12 times the resistance of air. Simply kicking and cupping the water helps contribute to muscle development, which translates into a higher metabolism and healthier body. 


Aquatic Group Exercise Schedule

Sunday
~ YogAerobics -
8:30-9:15am - Dan (MP)

Monday
~ Aqua Tabata -
6:30-7:15am- Liza (MP)

~ Aqua Cardio Blast - 8:30-9:15am - Andi (MP)
~ Anti-Gravity* - 9:30-10:20am- Andi (MP)
~ HIIT Aquatic Boot Camp - 9:30-10:15amRobyn (MP)
~ Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program** - 12:15-1:00pm - Betsy (MP)
~ Aqua Cardio Blast - 6:30-7:15pm - Stacey  (MP)

Tuesday
~ Aqua Power - 8:30-9:15am - Robyn (MP)
~ HIIT Aquatic Boot Camp - 9:30-10:15am- Robyn (MP)
~ Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program** - 12:15-1:00pm - Betsy (MP)
~ Aqua Zumba - 6:30-7:15pm - Laura (MP)

Wednesday
~ Aqua Strength - 6:30-7:15am- Liza (MP)
~ Aqua Intensity - 8:30-9:15am - Debra G. (MP)
~ Anti-Gravity* - 9:00-9:50amCarol (MP)
~ Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program** - 11:45am-12:30pm- Carol (MP)
Cardio Pool Party - 6:30-7:15pm - Betsy (MP)

Thursday
~ Aqua Tabata - 8:30-9:15am - Julia (MP)
~ Aqua Cardio Blast - 9:15-10:00am - Andi (MP)
~ Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program** - 11:45am-12:30pm- Carol (MP)
~ Aqua Strength - 6:30 -7:15pm- Liza (MP)

Friday
~ Aqua Intensity -
8:30-9:15am - Debra G. (MP)
~ Anti-Gravity* - 8:30-9:20am - Andi (MP)
~ Aqua Pilates - 9:30-10:15am- Andi (HP)
~ Water yoga - 12:15-1:00pm - Dan (MP)P)

Saturday
~ Aqua Zumba -
8:30-9:15- Laura (MP)

* Fees are associated with these classes.
** Guest Fee is $100 for 10 sessions. 

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Aquatic Group Exercise Class Descriptions

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION AQUATIC PROGRAM (AFAP) - A water exercise program designed for people with arthritis and related conditions. Water exercise is especially good for people with arthritis, because it allows you to exercise without putting excess strain on your joints and muscles. It gives you the opportunity to do gentle activities in warm water, with the guidance from a certified instructor from the NJRAC and the Arthritis Foundation.
 
HIIT AQUA BOOT CAMP  (Hgh Intestiy Interal Traning)- this class combines interval/circuit training wth cadiovascular and core conditioning as well as strength training. Great for cross training. Knowledge of basic swimming and comfort in deep water required. 
 
AQUA CARDIO BLAST - Aqua cardio blast is all about matching the music and the moves. Pump up your heart while we pump up the jam..
 
AQUA INTENSITY - This is an INTENSE and invigorating cardiovascular workout in the water with an emphasis on abdominal strengthening and toning. Equipment may be used.
 
AQUA PILATES -These new aqua exercises challenge your stability, core strength, and develop your breathing in a way that traditional Pilates cannot.
 
AQUA POWER - A fast paced cardio, core and resistance class. We promise to power up your workout! Suitable for all level; just go at your own pace.  
 
AQUA STRENGTH - Rethink your workout and include a day (or two) of cross training in the pool! Experience resistance training and work your muscles by using the resistive properties of water. You do not need to be a swimmer, but you must be comfortable in deep water.
 
AQUA TABATA - A high intesity inteval exerise clss that altrnates 20 seconds of high intensity followd by 10 seconds of less intense eoverfor8rvs.The sciennce behid the workout suports metabollism increase of 17 pecent over a 24hr.period A sustainable energetic workout this is a class for the coditioned participant. Deep and shallow water combinaton.
 
AQUA ZUMBA ® -Integrating the ZUMBA formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines. This class blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.
 
CARDIO POOL PARTY - A high energy water workout which uses weights and has an emphasis on increasing core strength and buildng muscle.
 
WATER YOGA - Yoga in the pool you say? Yes it’s true as water buoys up the body and makes balancing poses easier than on land. This class is for everyone, especially for those who have not had a good experience in standard Yoga class with intimidating postures.
 
YOGAEROBICS - This class uses the ancient practice of Yoga to create a great aerobic
water workout.

 

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Jewish Learning

The Center for Jewish Learning

We offer numerous classes in many areas of Jewish studies including: Bible, Jewish History, Philosophy & Theology, Hebrew & Yiddish, as well as lectures on fascinating and enlightening topics.

If you are ...

  • Just beginning your exploration of Judaism
  • Looking to fill in gaps in your Jewish education
  • Seeking to enrich your knowledge of the Bible & other Jewish texts, Jewish literature and/or Music
  • Ready to Learn

... then this is the place for you!

SPRING 2014 JEWISH LEARNING CLASSES

Ages 18+

YIDDISH FOR BEGINNERS - WHIPPANY
March 6–May 15
Thursdays 8:10–9:10pm
Member/Guest: $150

INTERMEDIATE YIDDISH - WHIPPANY
March 4–May 20
Tuesdays 12:30–1:30pm
Member/Guest: $150

ADVANCED YIDDISH - WHIPPANY
March 6–May 15
Thursdays 7:00–8:00pm
Member/Guest: $150

STORIES ABOUT PAUL
& EARLY CHRISTIANITY - WHIPPANY
February 12–May 7
Wednesdays 10:25–11:25pm
Member/Guest: $150

THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH - WHIPPANY
February 12–May 7
Wednesdays 9:20–10:20pm
Member/Guest: $150

BEGINNING HEBREW
February 5–May 14
Wednesdays 6:00–7:15pm
Member/Guest: $240

INTERMEDIATE HEBREW
February 5–May 14
Wednesdays 7:15–8:30pm
Member/Guest: $240

ADVANCED HEBREW
January 28–April 29
Tuesdays 6:30–7:45pm
Member/Guest: $240

CHODESH TOV
ROSH CHODESH GATHERING
October 17, 2013–June 19, 2014
Thursdays 12:30–2:00pm
Member/Guest: $162 (or $25 per class)

For complete program descriptions, please view our Winter-Spring Program Guide.

 Click here to download the Registration Form.

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Enrichment Classes

After-School Enrichment Classes

For more information, contact the Kids Club Hotline, CJ, 973-530-3490,

 

 

Metro Marlins Spring Program

 

Metro Express Marlins Spring Swim Program

The JCC Metro Express Marlins Spring Swim program is designed to enhance and progress competitive swimming skills by focusing on all aspects of competitive swimming. During our Spring season we focus on breaking down all four competitive strokes and working on stroke technique and efficiency as well as starts, turns and finishes. This program will include viewing DVDs for skill study as well as videotaping of participant skills. Swimmer's improvement will be measured by stroke count and event time. The program is co-ed, with swimmers of varying skills and abilities from the ages of 5 through high school.

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METRO MARLINS SPRING SWIM PROGRAM 

The JCC Metro Marlins Spring Swim program is designed to enhance and progress competitive swimming skills by focusing on all aspects of competitive swimming. During our Spring season we focus on breaking down all four competitive strokes and working on stroke technique and efficiency as well as starts, turns, and finishes. This program will include viewing DVDs for skill study as well as videotaping of participant skills. Swimmers improvement will be measured by stroke count and event time.

SPRING SWIM TEAM FEE 

Member: $375 | Guest: $475
New USA Registrants: $75 (fee prorated for Spring Session)

Practice times are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday as follows: 
10 and under 5:00–6:00pm 11+ 6:00–7:15pm*
*USA Swimmers practice goes an extra 15 minutes 

SWIM EVALUATIONS FOR NEW SWIMMERS ARE SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014 

1:00–2:00pm for 10and under
2:00–3:00pm for 11+ 

First Practice: Monday, March 17, 2014 

For more information or questions, please contact Claudia Minde (cminde@jccmetrowest.org). 

Program registration is through our website. 

  1. Register for your swim program based on your swimmer’s goals. 
  2. Register for your specific practice times based on your swimmer’s age program.

Registration begins on February 1, 2014 

  • Swim Team Fees must be paid in full at time of registration 
  • Practice begins Monday, March 17, 2014 
  • Practice ends Thursday, May 22, 2014
  • JCC Members please note that your JCC discount will be applied when we process your payment

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GRAVITY Training

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GRAVITY

The GRAVITY Training System provides a quick and efficient total body workout on a versatile fitness system using the force of gravity for maximum physical challenge. GRAVITY's single piece of equipment provides maximum benefits and all-over results.

GRAVITY utilizes a cable and pulley system and free-motion glideboard that employs body weight as resistance. Adjustable to nine different levels of resistance, the machine engages all major muscle groups. GRAVITY offers a variety of programming choices for small group and personal training at all fitness levels.

Each session is 45 minutes.

For more information Contact:

Sharon Tobey: stobey@jccmetrowest.org

 

 

GRAVITYouth

Help your child build up self-confidence and healthy habits by participating in Gravity Youth!

Gravity Youth is designed to help kids be active, learn about muscle groups, exercise and most importantly, have fun.  It's a safe means of training for all ages, sizes and levels of ability.

All sessions will be taught by JCC Gold Standard Personal Trainer Sharon Tobey.   

Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays.

  • Mondays
    1:00pm-1:30pm & 1:30pm-2:00pm
  • Wednesdays
    1:00pm-1:30pm & 1:30pm-2:00pm

Contact the Fitness Reception Desk at (973) 530-3416
to register your child today!

Spaces are limited.

 

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The Florence Melton School

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

Do Jews believe in an afterlife?

Does the creation story in the Bible conflict with Darwinism?

Do the biblical texts written thousands of years ago relate to my life today?

Do Jews believe in fate?

If the answers to these questions intrigue you, or if you have other questions about Judaism, consider attending JCC MetroWest’s Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning.

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning is a two-year adult learning experience taught by experienced adult educators with classes meeting once a week for 30 weeks during the school year.

About the Melton School of
Adult Jewish Learning

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning is an innovative adult Jewish learning program that provides the opportunity to achieve basic Jewish literacy in just two years. Students of varying backgrounds form a community of learners who explore Jewish texts and begin to understand how Judaism developed and what Judaism means to them. The pluralistic approach fosters an atmosphere of warmth, respect, and mutual understanding.

For Melton Class tuition and locations, please click herto view  a copy of the 2013-2014 Melton Brochure in PDF file format. 

 

What Makes the School Unique?

• Commitment to Learning: Students enroll in  a sequential two-year course developed specifically for adult learners. The school infuses students with a desire to make Jewish learning a way of life which often continues beyond the first two years into graduate courses.

• Sophisticated Curriculum: Four text-based courses make up the sequential two-year curriculum written by a team of experts at the Hebrew University's Melton Centre for Jewish Education.

• Quality Teaching and Learning: To preserve the high standards which are the hallmark of the school, all faculty members must participate in ongoing professional enrichment programs.

 

For more information about the Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, please click here

Or contact Rhonda Lillianthal at 973-530-3519 rlillianthal@jccmetrowest.org.

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning Presents:
FOUNDATIONS OF JEWISH FAMILY LIVING

A special curriculum designed for parents of young children.

Foundations of Jewish Family Living is a new curriculum for parents that provides a thought-provoking encounter with the core values of Judaism. The curriculum brings to life the master stories from our tradition and the profound messages they convey.   This rich learning experience for adults will provide an opportunity for you to bring the Jewish conversation home to share with your young child. At a time in your family's life when you child is beginning his or her own Jewish education, Foundations of Jewish Family Living provides you with the learning, the language, and the confidence to be a teacher to your own children.

This 10-session course will be held at the following locations: 

Congregation Adath Shalom, Morris Plains

Congregation Agudath Israel, West Caldwell

Temple B'nai Abraham, Livingston

Temple B'nai Jeshurun, Short Hills

Golda Och Academy, Wilf Lower School, West Orange

 

 

For more information contact Rhonda Lillianthal at 973-530-3519 rlillianthal@jccmetrowest

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Arthritis Foundation Programs

JCC MetroWest is proud to offer the following Arthritis Foundation Classes.

With Arthritis Foundation programs, you can strengthen muscles, improve flexibility and boost your mood and self-confidence. Taught by nationally certified instructors, the Arthritis Foundation's Life Improvement Series empowers people with arthritis through aquatic, exercise and self-help programs that are proven to increase mobility, reduce pain and stiffness, and physician visits.

 Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program (AFAP)

A water exercise program designed for people with arthritis and related conditions. Water exercise is especially good for people with arthritis, because it allows you to exercise without putting excess strain on your joints and muscles. It gives you the opportunity to do gentle activities in warm water, with the guidance from a certified instructor from the NJRAC and the Arthritis Foundation.

 18 + yrs

Dates Ongoing

M and T 12:15-1:00pm Betsy
W and Th 11:45-12:30pm Carol

Member: FREE
Guest: $100/10 session

 

 

Click here to see the Arthritis Foundation Website

 

 

 

 

 

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Masters Swim Program

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Masters Swim Program

This program is designed for adults in college and older to provide fun, fitness, and optional friendly competition in a positive environment of athletic encouragement. The tone of the program is motivating and interactive.

Swimmers are assigned to lanes with others of similar ability, and workouts are adjusted according to the experience and ability of swimmers in each lane.

A willingness to participate and to demonstrate respect for coaches and fellow swimmers, is required. Coaches Don and Mel Fink have particular experience in coaching, motivating and developing adult athletes. Learn proper techniques and train for competition, or join for fun and exercise all while you meet with other adults and work-out.

For swimmers with Full Center Memberships, who do not want to follow a structured workout, please check the pool schedule for lap swim availability.

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Sessions are offered quarterly:

July - September
October - December
January - March
April - June

One Day a Week
Member: $90 • Guest: $150

Two Days a Week
Member: $145 • Guest: $235

Three Days a Week
Member: $180 • Guest: $300

Four Days a Week
Member: $225 • Guest: $375

For more information, contact us at aquaticsinfo@jccmetrowest.org or 973-530-3515.

Register Now for the Spring Quarter Sessions
April through June

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Red Cross Lifeguard Training and Lifeguard Review Classes

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JCC MetroWest is an authorized provider of American Red Cross Aquatic, Health and Safety Classes and the leading agency in northern New Jersey in training American Red Cross aquatic professionals. We are authorized through the American Red Cross of Northern New Jersey.

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New Participants
Register For Your Desired Class Below

 

RED CROSS LIFEGUARDING -
So much more than a summer job

If you're 15 or older and looking for a great summer job or challenging career that's in demand, the American Red Cross Lifeguarding program is for you.

Here's your chance to sharpen your leadership skills and show the world what you can do.

EXPERIENCE:  Build leadership, teaching and communication skills that will help you in school and your future career.

REWARDS: Make money, have fun and work with your friends. Plus, it's a great way to stay in shape.

RESPECT: Impress your peers, college admissions officers and future employers with skills that can make a meaningful difference in the world.

LIFESAVING: Be a hero by helping keep people save in, on and around the water. Learn lifesaving skills such as first aid and CPR.

And the best part is Red Cross certifications are recognized nationwide - so you can find a job as a lifeguard anywhere in the country! This is a great summer job for anyone 15+ who likes swimming, saving lives and making money in a respected leadership position.


 


 

New - Blended Learning Lifeguard Training Class
Ages 15 to Adult
CPR/AED for Lifeguards and First Aid Included


May Class - Instructors Jonathan Torre and Stacey Davis

Preskills Test - Monday, April 28, 2014 at 5:30pm (please meet on the pool deck). Registration is required. Once you pass the preskills we will email you a deep link so you can register for the online portion of the course. At this time you will need to use a credit card and pay a $35 nonrefundable registration fee to the Red Cross and we will process the balance of your payment to the JCC as follows:

JCC Member $275 • Guest $350 (does not include the $35 registration fee that is paid to the American Red Cross.)

Blended learning combines online learning with on-site skills sessions where you will practice skills and demonstrate competency. Please plan to complete the initial online lessons of your training at least two days prior to your first on-site skills session which is scheduled for Sunday, May 4 - 1pm to 6pm.

In order to complete the online portion of the course you MUST register with the American Red Cross after you pass the preskills session  

Class Sessions -

Sunday, May 4 & 11 - 1pm to 6pm

Tuesday and Thursday - May 6, 8, 13 & 15 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm

JCC Member $275 • Guest $350 (does not include the $35 registration fee that is paid to the American Red Cross.)

   Prerequisites:         

  • Must be 15 yrs old by the last scheduled date of the course.

Pre-skills (for both full and review classes):

  • Continuously swim 300 yds. demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may use front crawl, breast stroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
  • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10 lb. object.
  • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so the are able to get a breath. Candidates can not swim the distance underwater. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Completion of all on line materials prior to each class and attendance at all sessions is mandatory.

Certification: American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguard Training/First Aid/CPR/AED: valid for 2 years.

NEW - Blended Learning Lifeguard Training Review
May 19 to 22, 2014  - Three Day Class

Registration for this class will close on Monday, May 12 to allow all participants time to register with the Red Cross and complete the on line session prior to Monday, May 19. Preskills Test: Monday, May 19 at 5:30pm. (Meet on the pool deck) Course Session will follow immediately after the Preskills testing.

Course Sessions:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, May 19, 20 & 22 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Must bring completed on line progress report, current certifications, and pocket mask to the first class.

JCC Member: $100 - Guest $125 (does not include the $27 registration fee that is paid to the American Red Cross.)

All Lifeguard Training Participants will need to bring a modest swim suit and towels.  Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. Please bring water bottles, snacks and lunch if appropriate for your class schedule.

Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
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March Class - Instructor Trainer - Jonathan Torre

Class Dates:
Sunday:
March 16, 23, 30, 2014 - 10am to 4pm
Monday and Wednesday:
March 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, 2014 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. 

JCC Member: $300 - Guest $375

Upon successful completion of required skills, students will be certified to teach a variety of classes for infants through adults. The class also includes the American Red Cross Fundamentals of Instructor (FIT) Training course. 

Prerequisites:

  • Participants must be 16 by the completion of the course. Please bring proof of age to first class.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills:

    • 25 yards each of Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Breast Stroke, Elementary Backstroke, and Side Stroke.
    • 15 yards of Butterfly.

Maintain position on back in deep water and treading water for 1 minute each

Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.


Lifeguard Instructor
Ages 17-Adult 
May Class - Instructor Trainers - Kathy Torre and Bob Haber

JCC Member $275 • Guest $350 (does not include the $35 registration fee that is paid to the American Red Cross.)

This course is for those who wish to train and certify others in Lifeguard Training and CPR/AED for Lifeguards. Will include training in AED, Emergency Oxygen, and Preventing Disease Transmission. Participants must be 17 by the completion of the course. Please bring proof of age to first class. You will need to bring a modest swim suit and towels.
Prerequisite - Fundamentals of Instructor Training (FIT)

Class Dates:
Tuesday - Friday, May 27 to 30, 2014 
10am to 5pm

Prerequisites for Instructor Candidates

  • Be at least 17 years old on or before the last day of the instructor course. 
  • Possess one of the following:

    • A current American Red Cross certification for Lifeguarding/First Aid and either and American Red Cross certification for CPR/AD for the professional Rescuer or an American Red Cross certification for CPR/AED for Lifeguards. 
    • An equivalent certification from another organization. 
  • Successfuly complete the Online Session for the Lifeguarding Instructor course, which consists of the following:

    • Orientation to the American Red Cross
    • Orientation to the Lifeguarding Instructor Course and Precourse Exam
  • Successfully complete the Precourse Session. 
  • Obtain the Lifeguarding Instructor's Manual after you have successfully completed the Precourse Session. 

Employment Opportunities

Interested in working at JCC MetroWest? Click to find out what positions we have currently available: Employment Opportunities.

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